Information Snacking in the real world

I’ve been talking and posting about my concept of “Information Snacking” for some time now; this is where the user is finally at the center of their data consumption, instead of trapped in an application or a specific device. We want to call up our data whenever, wherever we want it. I called this out explicitly in “The next thing: Minis, Flakes, et. al” some time ago.

The battle is continuing: whatever you call them; widgets, gadgets, blocks, panels, slabs, stickies or foos, a user’s data will be exposed in a manner that it can be hosted on their start page, and viewed on their PC, phone or other device.

The user is elbowing their way to the center, and the site(s) that facilitate this action with a framework will ‘win’ the next great set of eyeballs on the Web.

Some posts in the news:

From sound bites to bits and bytes, we’re all grabbing what we want, when we want it from the Web. We are choosing the timing and our venue to suit our needs and wants.

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About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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